Use the Ego don’t be used by it.
Understand how it is calibrated so you can override it’s shortcomings and limitations and rise above them.
The Ego is well meaning but primitive.
Its fear based approach is self serving and survival driven but limiting and objectionable.
It prefers routine over exploration because it’s the safer approach. Routine is the enemy of innovation and creativity.
Thinking differently results in acting differently, acting differently results in experiencing differently, experiencing results in thinking differently. It’s a virtuous cycle.
Thinking without being invested in those thoughts is freedom from the EGO, because EGO is thought invested with your sense of self.